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Suggest treatment for burning sensation during bowel movement and large stool

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Posted on Wed, 20 May 2015
Question: I had an extremely large bowel movement about a month ago and still experience burning during normal bowel movements. Not every time but the majority of the time. No blood and color is normal. I'm not eating spicy foods but it feels like I am like I ate a HOT burrito the night before or a ton of popcorn w/way too many colonels. Sorry if this sounds tongue in cheek, I'm really trying to be serious. I should add that I had an extra large movement of this size 30 years ago and can't recall sensitivity for this long. Anyhow I'm an extremely healthy eater and exercise several days a week trying to eat salads, fruit and plenty of water daily.Thank you!
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
An anal fissure probably

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

your description sounds like an anal fissure. Perhaps the consistency and size of the stool irritated your anus and caused an injury. What you can do is to continue healthy eating with enough fiber and water intake, physical activity and regular bowel movements. You should try to go to the toilet at a fixed time every time. The bowels love schedules!

You can use glycerin (Tucks for example) to help your anus heal faster. You could use a corticosteroid cream to reduce inflammation, if the symptoms are more severe than you can tolerate.

I hope I've helped!
Contact me again, if you have more questions.

Kind Regards!
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Brief Answer: An anal fissure probably Detailed Answer: Hello, your description sounds like an anal fissure. Perhaps the consistency and size of the stool irritated your anus and caused an injury. What you can do is to continue healthy eating with enough fiber and water intake, physical activity and regular bowel movements. You should try to go to the toilet at a fixed time every time. The bowels love schedules! You can use glycerin (Tucks for example) to help your anus heal faster. You could use a corticosteroid cream to reduce inflammation, if the symptoms are more severe than you can tolerate. I hope I've helped! Contact me again, if you have more questions. Kind Regards!